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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Bear’ Premiere Date, ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ Trailer, ‘Ted’ Renewed, ‘Batman: Caped Crusader’ Premiere Date, ‘Lioness’ Renewed, ‘Orphan Black: Echoes’ Trailer, and More!

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Season three of FX’s The Bear premieres June 27 on hulu with all ten episodes. The series follows Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto, Sydney Adamu and Richard “Richie” Jerimovich as they do what it takes to elevate The Bear, their beef stand turned fine dining establishment, to the highest level, all while doing their best just to stay in business. It’s a losing battle every single day in the restaurant business. Carmy pushes himself harder than ever, and demands excellence from his crew, who do their best to match his intensity. Their quest for culinary excellence will propel the crew to new levels and stress the bonds that hold the restaurant together. As the team grows in size, each member will strive to reach a greater level of service within their role. In the restaurant industry, you’re never on solid ground, and with that ever-changing landscape comes new challenges and opportunities. Our chefs have learned that every second counts, but this season we’ll find out if they have what it takes to make it to tomorrow. 

The fourth and final season of Power Book II: Ghost premieres June 7 on Starz. With targets on his back from all angles, Tariq must decide whether to embrace the St. Patrick name for better or for worse. Everyone is on the hunt for revenge and each character’s respective motivations fuel their power of choice to dive deeper into the game or fight their way out. As power dynamics and family tensions reach their peak, the high-adrenaline twists and turns of this season will have viewers guessing who, if anyone, makes it out alive. 

Peacock has renewed Ted for a second season. In this comedic prequel event series to the Ted films, it’s 1993, and Ted the bear’s moment of fame has passed. He’s now living back home in Framingham, Massachusetts with his best friend, 16-year-old John Bennett, along with John’s parents, Matty and Susan and cousin Blaire. Ted may be a lousy influence on John, but at the end of the day, he’s a loyal pal who’s always willing to go out on a limb for friendship. 

Batman: Caped Crusader premieres August 1 on Prime Video with all ten episodes. Welcome to Gotham City, where the corrupt outnumber the good, criminals run rampant and law-abiding citizens live in a constant state of fear. Forged in the fire of tragedy, wealthy socialite Bruce Wayne becomes something both more and less than human – the BATMAN. His one-man crusade for justice attracts unexpected allies within the GCPD and City Hall, but his heroic actions spawn deadly, unforeseen ramifications. 

Paramount+ has renewed Lioness (fka Special Ops: Lioness) for a second season. The series stars Zoe Saldaña, Laysla De Oliveira, Michael Kelly, with Morgan Freeman, who will be a series regular in season two, and Nicole Kidman. The espionage thriller, inspired by an actual U.S. Military program, follows the life of Joe while she attempts to balance her personal and professional life as the tip of the CIA’s spear in the war on terror.

Orphan Black: Echoes premieres June 23 on AMC, BBC America and AMC+. Set in the near future, the series takes a deep dive into the exploration of the scientific manipulation of human existence. It follows a group of women as they weave their way into each other’s lives and embark on a thrilling journey, unravelling the mystery of their identity and uncovering a wrenching story of love and betrayal. Krysten Ritter plays Lucy, a woman with an unimaginable origin story, trying to find her place in the world.

Exploding Kittens premieres this July on Netflix. The animated comedy series is based on the card game of the same name. Earth sucks, so God gets fired and sent to Earth to reconnect with humanity. The catch? He’s trapped in the body of a chubby house cat. As part of his rehabilitation, he moves in with a dysfunctional family and tries to solve their problems, but ends up spending a lot of time chasing laser pointers. And to top it off, Godcat’s next-door neighbor, who is also a cat, turns out to be none other than his nemesis, the Antichrist. The result is the ultimate fight between good versus evil… except, Godcat is distracted by a pigeon he saw in the yard and Devilcat is busy napping on someone’s laptop. 

Peri Gilpin will reprise her role as Roz Doyle in the upcoming second season of Frasier. She will recur in the Paramount+ series which has begun production. The series follows Frasier Crane in the next chapter of his life after he returns to Boston to face new challenges, forge new relationships and – with hope – finally fulfill an old dream or two. 

Netflix has renewed Heartbreak High for a third and final season. An incendiary mural exposes everyone’s secret hook-ups at Hartley High. Its author, Amerie, has to grapple with the messy fallouts as a total outcast.

The first season of Scavengers Reign will begin streaming on Netflix May 31. The series began streaming on Max in 2023. In this surreal sci-fi animated series, the remaining crew of a damaged interstellar freighter ship find themselves stranded on a beautiful, yet unforgiving alien planet where they must survive long enough to escape or be rescued. As the survivors struggle to locate their downed ship and missing crewmates, their new home reveals a hostile world allowed to thrive without human interference. 

Law & Order: Organized Crime is officially moving to Peacock for its fifth season. The series follows the detectives of the Organized Crime Control Bureau as they take on New York City’s most vicious and violent criminal syndicates. Christopher Meloni stars as Det. Elliot Stabler, a role he originated on Law & Order: SVU. The fourth season finale airs on NBC May 16. 

Bluey Minisodes will premiere this July on Disney Jr. and Disney+. The 20 one- to three-minute shorts highlight funny and sweet moments featuring Bluey and Bingo, leaning into playful interactions and games that further explore the characters and world of Bluey

Melissa Roxburgh is set to star in NBC’s upcoming new drama series The Hunting Party. The series is a high-concept crime procedural about a small team of investigators who are assembled to track down and capture the most dangerous killers our country has ever seen, all of whom have just escaped from a top-secret prison that’s not supposed to exist. 

The Big Bakeover premieres June 14 on The CW. Bakery expert, business professional and author Nancy Birtwhistle has been baking for her whole life. Starting out alongside her grandmother, she honed her craft over the years eventually becoming the Season 5 winner of The Great British Bake Off. Now, Nancy is on a mission traveling across America to save struggling bakeries. With the help of her master carpenter, Erik Curtis, she reimagines and revamps recipes, renovates storefronts and puts passionate pastry makers on a path to success. 

Kristen Johnston has been cast in the upcoming comedy series from Chuck Lorre and Leanne Morgan. She joins Leanne Morgan in the Netflix series. Leanne’s life takes an unexpected turn when her husband of 33 years leaves her for another woman. Starting over when you’re a grandmother and in menopause isn’t exactly what she had in mind, but with the help of her family she will navigate this new chapter with grace, dignity and jello salad. 

Find My Country House premieres on A&E June 15. Hosted by Trish Suhr, the series follows couples as they search for their piece of paradise by trying to find the perfect country home. From far-fetched farmhouses, cottages that are truly architectural works of art, mountain hideaways, or secluded ranches, it provides an intimate look into the buyer’s personal property journey. 

Netflix has renewed The Believers for a second season. The series challenges entrenched beliefs through a narrative that sheds light on Buddhist economics in Thailand. It boldly questions the connection between faith and wealth. 

Women in Blue (Las Azules) will premiere on Apple TV+ July 31. The ten-episode Spanish-language crime drama is set in 1970 and inspired by true events. It tells the story of four women who defy the ultraconservative norms of the time and join Mexico’s first female police force, only to discover that their squad is a publicity stunt to distract the media from a brutal serial killer. As the body count grows, María, whose determination to catch the killer becomes an obsession, Gabina, whose father is a renowned cop, Ángeles, a brilliant fingerprint analyst, and Valentina, a young rebel, set up a secret investigation to achieve what no male officer has been able to do and bring the serial killer to justice. 

Disney+ has renewed National Geographic’s Animals Up Close with Bertie Gregory for a second season. Fans can expect to witness Bertie travel the world on a new set of adventures to capture wildlife behaviors like never before, showcasing an intimate picture of animals’ daily battles. Previously, Bertie immersed audiences in the gripping real-life dramas of iconic animals. Now, he’s making it personal, choosing the stories that matter the most on our rapidly changing planet to provide a more intimate and awe-inspiring view of the natural world. The immersive and unique wildlife series will continue to capture the challenges of natural history filmmaking and show the behind-the-scenes moments Bertie and his team face while adapting to unpredictable wildlife in remote environments where filming rarely goes as planned.

Rivals based on the novel by Dame Jilly Cooper is coming soon to hulu. Set against the backdrop of the drama, excess, and shocking antics of the power-grabbing social elite of 1980s England, the eight episode series delves headfirst into the ruthless world of independent television in 1986. 

National Geographic has renewed Trafficked: Underworlds with Mariana van Zeller for a fifth season. The newest season continues to spotlight van Zeller’s high-stakes, critical investigations into the black markets that dominate half the world’s economy. Viewers join the intrepid host and executive producer as she travels to some of the world’s most unstable regions and confronts key players in these underground economies. In one ripped from the headlines story, Mariana is investigating how gold mining funds terrorism when she and her team get trapped in Niger after a military coup. In another, she travels to war-torn Ukraine to investigate how the Russian invasion has upended the global surrogacy business and driven many couples to the black market. Time and again, Mariana puts her own life at risk to access and better understand the people who work in these criminal underworlds.

A special episode of Cold Justice premieres May 12 on Oxygen. The episode will follow prosecutor Kelly Siegler as she shares exclusive updates on past cases, answers burning questions, and catches up with victims’ family members and fan-favorite cops, to bring audiences an inside look into the justice they’re bringing to the victims. Kelly is joined by seasoned detective Steve Spingola, the family of victims who have been helped by the Cold Justice investigation team, local law enforcement and members of the Cold Justice team who work behind the scenes. The team worked with Jonesboro P.D. to solve the murder of Stacey Devine. In the special, Kelly speaks with Stacey’s children, Emanuel and Emonie Allen. 

True crime docuseries The Beauty Queen Killer: 9 Days of Terror premieres on hulu May 16. The series delves into the harrowing stories of the women who survived rampaging killer Christopher Wilder. Over 47 days in 1984, Wilder unleashed shocking violence on young women who were often aspiring models, earning him the moniker “The Beauty Queen Killer.” This gripping three-part series weaves the stories of Wilder’s victims with those of the survivors of his violence, including Tina Marie Risico, who at 16 years old was kidnapped by Wilder from a California mall. Now, 40 years after her abduction, Risico speaks out for the first time in decades, sharing what she says are details of surviving nine hellish days with Wilder, enduring unimaginable torture and terror before being forced to bear witness to her captor’s brutal crimes. 

Dancing for the Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult premieres May 29 on Netflix. A group of prominent TikTok dancers are trapped in a cult masquerading as a management company called 7M. Among them is Miranda Wilking, whose family is desperately trying to get their daughter out. As other dancers and former members escape and work to rebuild their lives, it isn’t until they come together to try and put a stop to the cycle of their abuser that the real healing begins. The three part docuseries exposes the diabolical tactics used by cult-like organizations to exert control over people as well as the lengths families will go to keep their loved ones safe. 

Deadly Influence: The Social Media Murders premieres June 3 on ID. The series tackles a wide range of cases from all corners of the digital landscape. From individuals seeking community who end up being targeted by toxic forums patrolled by angry, misogynistic rhetoric to popular social media personalities who have heartbreaking, hidden lives, it will pull back the curtain on the dark intricacies of social media and the dangers that lurk within. While social media may appear as the key to opportunity and validation – the ability to build a career as an influencer and access wealth, celebrity, power and find communities that offer connectivity – involvement in these digital environments can breed a dangerous type of reality.

Hitler and the Nazis: Evil on Trial premieres June 5 on Netflix. Over the course of six hour-long episodes, the series tells the definitive history of the Third Reich: its ideological birth after German surrender in WWI, the fanatical and catastrophic leadership of Adolf Hitler, the ultimate destruction of the Reich at the hands of Allied forces, and the era’s heady aftermath. With a narrative structured around the Nuremberg trials – including innovative narration from William L. Shirer, an American journalist who provided some of the era’s most vital coverage – this gripping, prescient documentary series uses carefully selected archival material, including rare, recently released audio and footage of the Nuremberg trials, and elevated recreations to give viewers fresh perspective on significant events, as well a clearer understanding of the cultural, economic, political and social environment that allowed those responsible for such horrors to rise to power. By applying a cinematic and utterly modern lens to the greatest global conflagration of the 20th century, this ambitious project lays bare the deep connections between the hatred and bigotry of a bygone era – and the rising tide of authoritarianism, populism, racism and antisemitism today.

Joko Anwar’s Nightmares and Daydreams premieres June 14 on Netflix. Tales of supernatural sci-fi phenomena unfold in this collection of seven mind-bending stories. 

Lee Arvoy
Lee Arvoy joined the TV Source team in the summer of 2020 as a TV Writer.

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